It’s Earth Month, which makes April a good time to re-examine your skin regimen. Here are three green products that will make your conscience and your skin feel good.
REN Mayblossom and Blue Cypress Balancing Facial Cleanser
Why it’s good: The all-natural cleanser eliminates pore-clogging oil without stripping the skin of all moisture. It leaves your face feeling soft, not overly tight. Added bonus: REN donates 2.5 per cent of its profits to organizations devoted to protecting the environment.
Use it to replace: Any harsh cleansers containing parabens, which studies show are possibly carcinogenic.
Korres Pomegranate Balancing Moisturizer
$36, korres.com, for sale at sephora.com
Why it’s good: The lightweight vegan cream/gel boosts hydration and minimizes pores, which makes it a great moisturizing option for the summer months.
Use it to replace: Heavy moisturizers that will only make your face feel oily come summer, and any products containing potentially physically harmful sulfates, synthetic dyes and GMOs.
Caudalíe Vinoperfect Radiance Revealing Mask
Why it’s good: The exfoliator works as a great post-winter refresher, sloughing off dead skin cells and minimizing pores.
Use it to replace: Any masks containing parabens, sulfates or animal-tested ingredients.